Australian Open: Two people on chartered flight test positive for coronavirus

Two people on a chartered flight for the Australian Open have tested positive for Covid-19, local health authorities said. Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement on Saturday a crew member and an Australian Open participant who is not a player have been taken to a

Heather Watson overcomes British rival Jodie Burrage in Abu Dhabi

Heather Watson was forced to dig deep as she edged past young British rival Jodie Burrage at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open on Thursday. Watson headed into the match having come out on top in the inaugural staging of the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis

Roger Federer return rubbished with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic ‘left in GOAT race’

Roger Federer thanks frontline worker for efforts in pandemic Roger Federer will find it very hard to win Grand Slams in the remainder of his career and can no longer be compared to the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. That’s the opinion of former tennis star Nikola Pilic.

Battle of the Brits: Heather Watson and Anton Matusevich win titles

Heather Watson and teenager Anton Matusevich claimed the women’s and men’s titles at the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis event in Roehampton. Watson, 28, secured top spot by maintaining her 100 per cent record at the four-day competition with a 7-6 6-2 victory over Fran Jones. Matusevich,

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal among ATP Awards winners as Novak Djokovic ends year at No 1

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were among the winners of the ATP’s top awards for 2020 on Monday, with Novak Djokovic also celebrated as the year-end No 1. Federer, who played only six singles all year, was the singles Fans’ Favourite Award for a record-extending 18th straight year. Nadal received

Australian Open men’s tournament delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus

The Australian Open men’s tournament will be delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus and will run from February 8 to 21, the ATP has said. The association announced an update for the first seven weeks of the season “as tennis continues to navigate its return during the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The Lawn Tennis Association committed to helping people with a disability get active and play tennis

The LTA has reiterated its commitment to helping people with a disability get active and play tennis through its sector-leading Open Court programme. Ahead of the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday, December 3, the LTA wants tennis to help lead the resumption of disability sporting activity

Tennis stars secure permission to practice in quarantine ahead of Australian Open

A significant threat to the quality of international names competing at the Australian Open has been avoided, after players secured permission to practice during 14-day quarantine. With the first grand slam of the year most likely to begin a couple weeks late on February 1, players will be able to

Andy Murray: All players should have coronavirus vaccine before entering tournaments

Andy Murray believes tennis players should have a coronavirus vaccination in order to play in tournaments. Like all sports, tennis has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with events either unable to take place, played virtually or held behind closed doors. Murray: Mauresmo was harshly judged Judy Murray: I never